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  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ (History - 2009)

    11/06/2014 3:20:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    wsj BLOG ^ | Jan 23, 2009 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    January 23, 2009 Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ By Mary Lu Carnevale Jonathan Weisman reports on the White House. The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship. But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab. Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.” The statement was prompted by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of...
  • Re-election fundraiser for John McCain

    04/24/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    When April 24th, 2014 Where Ritz-Carlton - 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Type of Event Re-election fundraiser Other Lawmakers Mentioned Sen. Jon Kyl (R, AZ) (Senate minority whip) Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) Governor Jan Brewer Fmr. Vice Presi Dan Quayle (R, ) Fmr. Gov. Fife Symington City Councilman Jim Waring Fmr. Attorney G Grant Woods (AZ)

    04/14/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video obtained by Breitbart News shows the former comedian and left-wing pundit playing with a pair of traffic cones pretending they were a pair of female breasts. Franken is seen in the video holding two cones to his chest and grinning in an apparent flash of comedy. The footage was taken in June 2012 at a fundraiser breakfast in Paradise Valley, Arizona, according to a source who provided the video. The event was held in support of Democratic Senate candidate Dr. Richard Carmona, who challenged Republican Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. after Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ retire
  • Letter: What Mr. Obama’s nuclear cuts portend

    09/07/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Sen. Jon Kyl, minority whip & Rep. Mike Turner
    The Sept. 1 editorial “Loose talk on nuclear weapons” missed the true significance of President Obama’s breach of his nuclear weapons funding commitments. His proposed $370 million cuts — with billions more to come — are not just a “minor dip.” They go to the heart of the program to refurbish aging warheads and infrastructure. Ironically, the cut will delay or prevent achievement of one of the goals of the president’s 2010 Nuclear Posture Review: reducing the number of “hedge” warheads in our stockpile. Moreover, the president abandoned commitments he made to win support for New START. In his letter...
  • Jon Kyl warns Obama: ‘Impeachment is always a possibility’

    06/26/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | June 26, 2012
    Arizona Senator Jon Kyl stated his belief that “impeachment is always a possibility” regarding President Barack Obama’s recent immigration policy shift, during an appearance Tuesday on the Bill Bennett radio show. “If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesn’t like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political,” said Mr. Kyl. “And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what they’re doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I haven’t looked that up yet....
  • Top Republican Senator Suggests Impeaching Obama Over Immigration Policies (AZ's Jon Kyl)

    06/26/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    Think Progress | Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Igor Volsky
    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) floated the possibility of impeaching President Obama over the administration’s recent decisions on immigration, during an appearance on Bill Bennett’s radio show on Tuesday. SNIP ...If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesn’t like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political. And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what they’re doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I haven’t looked that up yet. And the other part of...
  • Toomey to replace DeMint as head of GOP Steering Committee

    04/26/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 4-26-2012 | Colby Itkowitz
    Toomey to replace DeMint as head of GOP Steering Committee By Colby Itkowitz Call Washington Bureau April 26, 2012 Washington— Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate GOP colleagues have tapped him to take over as head of the Senate Republican Steering Committe, a group that shapes conservative policy making on Capitol Hill. Toomey will replace South Carolina Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint. In handing over the job, DeMint in a statement said, “Sen. Pat Toomey is a proven and trusted conservative, and I'm very glad he's taking on this new role. I've fought hard over the last few years to help elect...
  • Jeff Flake, Wil Cardon line up big business donors in race to replace Jon Kyl

    03/29/2012 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2012 | Mike Sunnucks
    Some big names in Phoenix business are offering financial support to both U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Mesa philanthropist and businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. Click the image to the right to see high-profile Phoenix business donors backing Flake and Cardon. Cardon just launched his first television ad in the race, in which Flake is the favorite in the primary and general election. Cardon has close to $1.3 million of his own money into the GOP race. Flake has raised $3 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Flake has financial...
  • Memories of Maggie (Thatcher showed us that decline is not inevitable)

    12/10/2011 6:12:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2010 | Sen. Jon Kyle
    You may have heard that Meryl Streep is set to play Margaret Thatcher in a film due out later this month. Whether the movie will depict Maggie fairly, I cannot say. What I do know is that the Iron Lady earned her title through an unmatched record of determination and strength, and I think now — more than ever — our country can find inspiration in what she did. In the 1970s, Britain was a nation in decline. Its influence abroad was waning; its problems at home were mounting. Successive Conservative and Labour administrations had all but given up on...
  • Sen. Kyl: GOP Open To $150-$200 Billion In Revenue Increases As Part Of Debt Deal

    07/06/2011 6:25:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    Dow Jones ^ | 2011-07-06
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) - U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) said that Republicans are open to between $150 billion to $200 billion in increased federal revenues as part of an agreement to cut federal deficits in a bid to smooth the passage of a debt ceiling increase. But Kyl said these figures didn't include closing any of the business tax deductions that Democrats have been pushing for, saying instead the total was reached by increasing fees charged to entities regulated by the federal government or sales of federal-owned property. "I have characterized those as things like fee increases, revenue from...
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Republican Sen Kyl: No plans to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    12/20/2010 1:13:02 PM PST · by kingattax · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-20-10 | Michael O'Brien
    The No. 2 Senate Republican said Monday that he didn't plan to seek a repeal of this weekend's vote to end "Don't ask, don't tell." Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.), the GOP whip, suggested that Republicans — or at least he himself — wouldn't look to undo the actions taken by Congress last week to lift the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. "No, I don't have any plan in place," Kyl said on Fox News on Monday when asked if he had a plan to repeal the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell."
  • Harry 'Scrooge' Reid blasts GOP over Christmas work schedule

    12/16/2010 6:32:16 AM PST · by FredJake · 90 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/2010 | Joe Nebwy
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) adopted the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and scheduled the Senate to work through the Christmas holiday. Two Republicans - Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jim DeMint of South Carolina - objected, and that became political fodder for Reid, proving that nothing is off limits if a political point can be made. Reid then took to the floor of the Senate to blast the GOP. “I don’t need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means,” he said Wednesday afternoon. He also blamed Republicans - who...
  • Scarborough Says 'Judge Not' . . . Then Calls Kyl And DeMint 'Un-Christlike'

    12/16/2010 4:12:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mere moments after citing Matthew 7's instruction to "judge not, that ye be not judged," Joe Scarborough declared that Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint were "un-Christlike." Scarborough's strange self-contradiction came in the course of his diatribe against the two Republican senators for having criticized Harry Reid for threatening to keep the Senate in session through Christmas. View video after the jump.
  • AP source: WH moves to break impasse on arms pact

    11/13/2010 8:29:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/13/10 | Desmond Butler
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is offering to add billions of dollars in funding for the U.S. nuclear stockpile in a deal that it hopes will win enough Republican support for approval of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia. White House officials outlined the proposal to Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., who is seen as the key to winning enough support to ratify the New START treaty, according to a congressional aide briefed on the proposal Friday. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment.
  • White House seeks deal with GOP to ensure ratification of New START treaty

    11/06/2010 4:28:48 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov. 6, 2010 | Paul Richter
    The White House is scrambling to strike a last-minute deal with congressional Republicans to save its new nuclear arms treaty with Russia from a lingering death. Obama administration officials are trying to win the support of the GOP point man, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, to schedule a ratification vote in the upcoming lame-duck session rather than next year, when Republicans will hold six more Senate seats. The treaty, which also awaits ratification in Russia, would lower each country's maximum number of long-range active nuclear warheads and set procedures for them to inspect each other's strategic nuclear bases. ...President Obama...
  • Will Colin Powell be the Next Secretary of Defense?

    10/21/2010 8:06:29 AM PDT · by · 13 replies
    An interesting post by Jason Sigger at Armchair Generalist got me thinking about who will be the next Secretary of Defense, as Secretary Gates’s tenure begins to wind down. It’s widely believed that he will step down sometime in early to mid-2011. Personally, I think President Obama will get some serious backlash if he selects General Powell to replace Secretary Gates. I think there’s already a feeling within Democratic national security circles that he shouldn’t have asked Gates to remain in the position in the first place, that he should have selected a Democrat. Sigger isn’t a fan of Powell...
  • The President's False START

    07/29/2010 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    National Security: Think Moscow will violate the New START arms limitation treaty? A just-issued report says it never obeyed the first one. The motto of the Obama administration is blindly trust, don't verify and unilaterally disarm. You can forget about peace through strength, the Reagan doctrine that won the Cold War. Our policy is now peace through wishful thinking. If Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter had a child, his name would be Barack Obama. The president is pushing ahead with what is called the New START Treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons, but not those who would use...
  • Obamnesty First, Security Second?

    06/21/2010 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: The president tells a border state U.S. senator that if we beef up border protection Democrats will lose the bargaining chip for comprehensive immigration reform. Forget national sovereignty — sue Arizona! As the Obama administration prepares to sue the state of Arizona to block its copycat enforcement of federal immigration law, Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl reveals that in a private meeting President Obama put his party's agenda above the nation's sovereignty. Last Friday, Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting: "I met with the president in the Oval Office (regarding securing the...